a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Special Post...

A family buys a dream spot along lake front property and builds the home of their dreams.  Things are peaceful and every thing goes as a dream should go.

A grandchild is born and this family takes a house next door to the inlaws to be able to share their life and their love more easily.

 A quiet peaceful place in the country on a lake, surrounded by beauty, the famlies thrive and enjoy life.

Then all hell breaks loose.  The new neighbors have fourteen dogs, a mule, two pigs, a crazy daughter, a bedridden mother, a worthless father and a sad, young boy that should never be in this house at all.

The dogs chase the grandchild as he travels from his house to Grandma's.  The dogs attack the good family's dogs.  The dogs go after the daughter.  The dogs are always tearing up things to find food.

The good family tries to work with the other family by being a good neighbor.  They buy clothes for the boy, they allow the child to play with the grandson.  They bring the child toys and the adults demand more.  The children can no longer play together because the bad adults encourage their own child to steal and lie.

Their large pet pig, over four hundred pounds, roams the neighborhood destroying people's property.  The pig dies from a gun shot and the bad father demands the county has to bury the pig.  The mule goes on other people's property and the family calls the police to say their mule has been stolen by the good guys. 

No one can walk on the public road because the starving dogs are after you.  The animals are all hungry and skinny and not taken care of.  All the dogs stay in the house until the neighbors try to walk from one house to the other...then they let them all out.

There are no leash laws in the country. 

This problem is real.  The health department and child services and the police are all involved. 

This is my oldest daughter's home(not the one with all the dogs and the house full of idiots) and her in-laws house.  Jake nor Melissa can walk down to the in-laws without trouble from the people or the dogs. Melissa carries a BB gun to run the dogs off and the police told her to use a bigger gun. How can you defend yourself against a pack of fourteen starving dogs??

Hubby is bushhogging a path off the road so our daughter and grandchild, hopefully, can travel in peace from one house to the other.  The police have said, if the pack of dogs comes onto the property, do whatever it takes to protect themselves.

How can this happen??  What is the solution?  Why can't the authorities remove the child and the starving dogs from this home?  If the wife is bedridden under unhealthy conditions, why does the state not remove her and place her is a long term care facility???

Why does my daughter and grandson have to live in fear in their own front yard???  Why are the in-laws not allowed peace in their own dream home by the lake???

It is a sad state when the bad guys can run a neighborhood.

13 comments:

Nora said...

You've got me stumped.

Pyatshaw said...

That is BAD. I thought at first it was fiction.
Hope you get a solution.

Jules said...

Lord, my sister has the same problem. The sad thing I've learned is that it will take a death or mauling here to do anything about it.

I'll say a prayer because I have no answers :(
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Nezzy said...

Girl have ya'll called the Humane Society or the ASPCA??? Funny how you can seem to get more action if you report that animals are bein' mistreated verses fear of your own and loved one's hides.

Now, be careful. If neighbors are like they are 'round here there will be revenge that can involve guns, fire and property (animal) damage. Just sayin..........

God bless ya and good luck with this.

Judy said...

When you want to walk, take a bunch of dog food...throw it where the dogs will eat and you can travel without them following you...be sure to save some for the trip home...good luck...so sad when people are allowed to have animals and not be able to care for them...

Rural Rambler said...

Sorry your family is having to deal with such an awful situation Gail. From our past experience and current experience, there is always a bad neighbor that ruins the peace, happiness and sense of security that should be enjoyed by those that live around them. And I agree with Nezzy, revengeful neighbors can be a nightmare. Be careful.

LindaG said...

God be with them and walk with them. It's getting to be that way all over the country. The bad people get all the protection and the good people are left to suffer. :(

*hugs* ♥

Callie said...

Is there a way to change the county laws? You could try politics. In California we can gather signatures and put measures on the ballot. Bet there are lots of other people in the county with like problems.

Vickie said...

Aw, Gail, this is such a sad situation for your daughter and her family. I've been pretty fortunate in my neighbors up to now. I wish I had some advice. I like the idea of taking dogfood with you, and making another way to get to the inlaw's house. They've probably already alerted the local authorities about the animals? I hope this situation will resolve without harm to the kids or ya'll's animals.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I had a nun once that said everyone's freedom ends where the other guy's nose starts, this family is definitely stepping on your freedoms..........hope things get worked out in your favor.

Anonymous said...

There may not be leash laws but there are rabies vaccination laws in all states. Those dogs must be innoculated against rabies. If they are without tags their owners should be questioned - if they don't have food they certainly don't have vet care. There is where the good neighbors start. Don't let the county throw this off - if one of those lose dogs bites someone without benefit of a vaccine there is going to be a lot of h*ll to pay - for both the person bit and the dog owner.

The part of the little boy and the older woman is heartbreaking, I know. Start with the legalities of the dogs and watch what come down the pike towards the humans. It is not completely hopeless - but there are laws in place that have to stop this kind of disregard for life, including dogs, children and the elderly.

They may feel beaten now - but no county, anywhere, will allow a dog to be owned without a rabies vaccine.

This will be the start. Good luck.

Pat said...

I thought this was a made-for-TV movie! Holy Crap!

I hope everything works out. I feel for that little boy next door!

Rusty said...

I'm speechless! It also sounds like a total breakdown of any authority. If legal (Ha!) I suggest small cans of pepper spray to handle the dogs when (on if) needed. ATB!

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